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Live: Blaze at Wiseman's Dairy, Droitwich
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Müller Wiseman Dairies confirms that all of its employees are accounted for with one member of staff treated on site for a minor head injury, following a fire incident in the low voltage switch room at its Droitwich dairy in the Midlands during the night.
The company is implementing established contingency plans to ensure the continuing supply of fresh milk products to customers, including increasing production elsewhere in its network of dairies.
Müller Wiseman Dairies operates a total of six dairies throughout the country, including its facility in Droitwich.
In co-operation with appropriate authorities, work to assess the cause and impact of the fire will be undertaken as an initial step towards putting plans in place to bring the facility back into operation as soon as is practicable.Statement released from Muller Wiseman Dairies
Proud of my crew tonight showed true professionalism in a tough and dangerous fire. Saved a lot of the building and limited damage #wisemanssimon jelfs @smokie13 via twitter
One man has been treated for a minor head injury after a massive fire at a dairy in Worcestershire.
Fire and ambulance services were called to Robert Wiseman Dairies in Wassage Way, Hampton Lovett near Droitwich just after 10pm last night.
Ten engines were at the scene at its height with two pumps still remaining there this morning.
The fire started in the three-storey building used as a food processing factory and involved the electrical switch room and the compressor room on the second floor.
Firefighters used 18 breathing apparatus, a gas monitor, three main hoses, a foam jet and an aerial monitor to control the blaze.
An ambulance, two ambulance officers and the Hazardous Area Response Team were also sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initial reports suggested that there was a large electrical fire and that explosions had been heard at the scene.
“Ambulance staff stood by at the entry point being used by firefighters to go into the blaze.
“Thankfully, there was only one casualty, an engineer, who had a minor head injury and was treated at the scene.
“All Ambulance resources were stood down at around 2.40am on Tuesday morning once the fire was out.”
Looks like this is about all we're going to be able to get tonight.
We'll update you about what's going on at the Robert Wiseman's fire tomorrow.
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Maxine Clarke (via Facebook): Hope everybody got out safe. Let's hope it's put out soon.
Nigel Angeldaddy Clarke (via Facebook): It is big. Fire crews from all over. Must be at least 10 fire engines and ladder engine and incident support units, ambulances.
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We don't condone previous tweet. Very immature comments.
Wisemans is burning down!!! What a shame!!! Haaaaaaaa pic.twitter.com/M4JL2n2Yo6— Dan Baker (@DanBakes10) October 14, 2013
Massive fire at wisemans dairy apparently— stu (@NotStuLane) October 14, 2013
WISEMANS IS ON FIRE— Alex Hill (@AHill_18) October 14, 2013
The location of the fire.
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